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Doctors Kwan Zhenli Kwan Zhenli

Dr Kwan Zhenli

Dr Kwan Zhenli
MRCP (UK), MBBS (Mal), AdvMDerm (UKM)

Dr. Kwan Zhenli is a consultant dermatologist at University Malaya Specialist Centre and University Malaya Medical Centre. She obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from the University of Malaya in 2008 and Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP) in 2010. During her career as a medical student, she was awarded passes with distinction for Phase I and Phase IIIA of the MBBS programme. She worked as a house officer and medical officer in Singapore and later in Australia.
Upon returning to Malaysia in 2012, she served as a clinical specialist in University Malaya Medical Centre and completed her training in Dermatology from 2013 to 2016, with attachments in general dermatology, phototherapy, patch testing, paediatric dermatology and genitourinary medicine.  She graduated with the Advanced Master of Dermatology (Adv M Derm) from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 2016. She subsequently obtained the Specialty Certificate in Dermatology (United Kingdom) in 2016. Her areas of interest are psoriasis and skin cancers.
Besides clinical work, Dr. Kwan is active in teaching and research in the University of Malaya and has published several papers in local and international journals in the field of Dermatology. She has also served as a peer reviewer for scientific journals.

  • Cluster for Wellness, Primary Care & Internal Medicine

Expert Areas (Procedures)
  • Cryosurgery
  • Intralesional injections
  • Electrosurgery
  • Dermatologic surgery

Expert Areas (Clinical Conditions)
  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Hair disorders
  • Nail disorders
  • Blistering conditions
  • Skin Infections
  • Pigmentary disorders
  • Urticaria
Clinic Availability

09:00 - 12:10
( By Appointment Only )
Red - Fully Booked, Green - Available, Yellow - Limited

Research and Publications:
  • Kwan, Z., Bong, Y.B., Tan, L.L., Lim, S.X., Yong, A.S., Ch'ng, C.C., Tan, M.P., Thevarajah, S., & Ismail, R (2017). Socioeconomic and sociocultural determinants of psychological distress and quality of life among patients with psoriasis in a selected multi-ethnic Malaysian population. Psychol Health Med, 22(2):184-195. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • Khor, A. H., Lim, K. S., Tan, C. T., Kwan, Z., & Ng, C. C. (2016). Cross-reactivity in AED-Induced Severe Cutaneous Adverse Reaction: A Case Report. J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol, 26(5), 329-331. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Kuan CS, Ismail R, Kwan Z, Yew SM, Yeo SK, Chan CL, Toh YF, Na SL, Lee KW, Hoh CC, Yee WY, Ng KP. Isolation and Characterization of an atypical Metschnikowia sp. Strain from the Skin Scraping of a Dermatitis Patient. PLoS One 2016;11(6):e0156119.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0156119. eCollection 2016. (ISI/SCOPUS Indexed Publication)
  • Kwan Z, Yeoh CA, Mohd Affandi A, Alias FA, Hamid M, Baharum N, Yong ASW, Baba R. Causes of mortality in patients with psoriasis in Malaysia - Evidence from the Malaysian Psoriasis Registry. Med J Malaysia 2015;70(5):273-7. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Kwan Z, Wong SM, Robinson S, Tan LL, Looi LM, Ismail R. Blue legs in a 60-year-old gentleman. Ann Acad Med Singapore 2015;44(12):577-9. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Kwan Z, Lai YN, Ch ng CC, Tan AH, Tan LL, Robinson S, Ismail R. The association between bullous pemphigoid and neurological disorders in a selected Malaysian population. Med J Malaysia 2015;70(2):81-5. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
  • Kwan Z, Pailoor J, Tan LL, Robinson S, Wong SM, Ismail R. Leprosy An imported disease. Lepr Rev 2014;85:170-6. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Kwan Z, Che Ismail RB, Wong SM, Tan LL, Robinson S, Lim KS. Sodium valproate-aggravated psoriasisform eruption. Int J Dermatol 2014; 53(10):e477-9. doi: 10.1111/ijd.12579. Epub 2014 Sep 10. (ISI-Indexed)

Fellowships, Memberships & Professional Affiliations:

Awards and Recognitions:
  • MBBS (Malaya) Phase I and Phase IIA - Pass with distinction
  • 2nd Place in Poster Presentation, 41st Annual Dermatology Conference of the Dermatological Society of Malaysia 2016